OnePlus has announced that it will still use an invite system in order for users to buy a OnePlus 2. However, many things are changed since the OnePlus One time. So here’s how to get a OnePlus 2 invite..
If you’re wondering why this Invite system then here’s the answer : The OnePlus One was so successful that the only way to manage cash flow and their inventory was introducing the invite system. The success meant that there was a supply and demand issue but OnePlus has rethought the system for this year’s flagship smartphone.
“More hardware companies have died from having too much inventory than from having too few sales. We’re in this for the long run, and we firmly believe that the long-term health of our business is far more important than growth.” Said the OnePlus Team in their blog post.
“Although most people understand and support us, we’ve also received some less-positive feedback. Some people thought it was too difficult and time consuming to obtain an invite or thought it was all some big marketing stunt. With the OnePlus 2, we’ve taken this feedback to heart and are introducing a few key improvements to the purchase experience,” it added.
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How to get a OnePlus 2 invite :
The first thing to point out is that it will be easier to get an OnePlus 2 invite for the OnePlus 2 compared with the previous times. This is because there will be a lot more on invites – OnePlus said there will be up to 50 times more invites compared to last year.
As per the photo above, there will be physical invite cards but OnePlus hasn’t explained how these will be distributed or any other details.
The other things is that there will be a reservation list – nothing that not everyone has the time to sit on social media refreshing the page to catch the moment invites are released. So for the OnePlus 2 there will be a reservation list so you’ll effectively be put into a queue and notified when an invite is available.
You’ll just need to enter your email to join the reservation list (when it goes live) but be aware that early forum supporters will get priority. When will the OnePlus 2 reservations list go live? Well we’re not sure yet but it seems likely that it will be shortly after the launch event on 27 July. People who successfully buy a OnePlus 2 will receive invites so they can send to whomever they like, like last time. However, OnePlus promises they will arrive much faster.
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We kind of like the sound of the new invite system but do let us know what you think below. We’ll update this article as soon as we hear more such as the launch of the OnePlus 2 reservation list.
But if you’re still looking to buy the OnePlus One you can buy it from here: OnePlus store . The OnePlus One is currently just £179 for the 16GB model and £219 for the 64GB model which are both good deals. We predict that it will remain on sale after the OnePlus 2 launch since the no company wants their previous stock lying around collecting dust.